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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes awful smelly vaginal discharge?

I started going tanning again in a tanning bed about a month ago, haven t been in over a year. Since then, I ve noticed I have a very foul smell and more then usual discharge. I m concerned because I never use to smell down there. It s been going threw my jeans. There s no itch or pain. What could this be? I m 27 years old
Tue, 30 Jun 2015
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Dr. Hanif warmly welcomes you!

Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I want to assure, I will take care all of your medical concerns.

It seems to be due to vaginal infection, and it has no link with tanning episode. If I was your treating physician, and I confirmed the bacterial vaginosis as the treatment, I would have prescribed you clindamycin antibiotic to be taken orally if not allergic to. There is another differential diagnosis and that is yeast infection of vagina and needs antifungals like Clotrimazole vaginal creams to be applied in vagina.

You need a visit to gynecologist for proper treatment and prescription of the drugs mentioned above. She will have the benefit of physical examination and diagnostic procedures to reach to a diagnosis.

Avoid sex and alcohol during the treatment period.

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